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JUST PLAIN FANCY

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Little Amish Naomi gets her wish to have something fancy when she finds an odd egg that hatches into a bird so beautiful that Naomi is terrified he will be "shunned": a peacock. It's all right, however: "Fancy" is "God's handiwork." For readers willing to accept the egg's unlikely arrival, a pleasant story introducing several Amish customs and beliefs, beautifully illustrated in Polacco's vigorous, expressive style. Read full review

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User Review  - djmeyers - LibraryThing

A play on words, Just Plain Fancy is a combination of the Amish tradition of shunning anything fancy and the acceptance of those things in nature that God has made to be fancy. I loved that the gilrs ... Read full review

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User Review  - ac008233 - LibraryThing

This is a book about a little girl who lives in an Amish society. She wishes for something fancy, and by chance finds an unusual looking egg. The egg turns out to be a peacock. She is afraid the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maddiegrace - LibraryThing

This book allows children to think, imagine, and dream. http://www.patriciapolacco.com/pr/polacco_3.jpg Read full review

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User Review  - smithlynne - LibraryThing

An Amish child raises a peacock and doesn't know what to do about how fancy it is. Read full review


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